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July 18, 2019

Mr. Chin's Hot Sauce on Stage for Tuesday Tunes

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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am

New to this year’s “Tuesday Tunes” (TT) concert lineup is “Mr. Chin’s Hot Sauce.” The group will be playing blues, soul, and…rock n’ roll! on June 25th at 6:45 pm. Organized by the Livermore Cultural Arts Council (LCAC), TT is a free family-friendly series on the Shea Homes Stage in the Bankhead Theater Plaza.

Mr. Chin’s offers a great big slice of musical pie, from the Stones to Little Richard, The Crystals to Clapton and great "B" sides in between. Mr. Chin’s features Mark Carrabello on drums, Chris Ferreira on keyboard and mandolin, Dennis "Muddy" Juarez on bass, and Steve Prochnow on guitar. All are vocalists, offering lush harmonies and a big beat. If you have gray hair or NO hair, Mr. Chin's is just what the doctor ordered.

Mark Carrabello is an alumnus of the power pop band Tickets. With Dennis, Mark formed the rhythm section of Goldust in the mid-70s as well as Woodroe and Chameleon. Mark provided the beat for Heavy Petting Zoo, Red Eye Revue, Cadaver Dogs and Stacey Adams Band. His true passion is backstopping the Shark Alley Hobos - a versatile ensemble of local musicians with a penchant for sea shanties, sing-alongs and bawdy Irish tunes.

Chris Ferreira began playing guitar in the 60’s as the Beatles burst onto the scene. A member of the 80's Bay Area pop phenom "The Tickets", Chris opened shows for the likes of Huey Lewis, Greg Kihn, Cold Blood, Tommy Tutone, The Producers and Pablo Cruise.

Dennis "Muddy" Juarez, an icon of the Bay Area rock scene, has had stints in the Tickets, Blue Flat, Chris Cobb Band, Fenders from Hell, and Joe Allen & the Shapes. Dennis manages some top San Francisco venues and has been a behind the scenes force in making the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival a success.

Steve Prochnow brings a broad repertoire of blues, roots, British Invasion and American music, delighting listeners with precision picking and stylized vocals. A true "Bluesman", he plays electric, acoustic, twelve string, resonator and slide guitar.

Shea Homes is a major TT sponsor. Funding also comes from the Alameda County Arts Commission, Fremont Bank, The Independent, Tri-Valley Conservancy, Uncle Credit Union, and Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyards.

Next on July 2nd is “Sacred Fire”, a Santana tribute band. A full schedule and band details can be found at http://www.lcac.org. Concert goers should heed City Municipal Codes restricting alcohol in public areas.

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